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A new winner was crowned last night on the finale of CBS’ Big Brother 13. Following a season filled with many twists and turns, the final two came down to a newbie vs. a veteran.

In the end returning veteran Rachel Reilly, a 27-year-old waitress, emerged the winner, leaving the game with both her man and $500,000! Rachel, who won the final HOH thus deciding whom she wanted to go up against, beat runner up Porsche Briggs, 23, in a very close vote.

Rachel ultimately won by a vote of 4 – 3. Shelly Moore ended up being the deciding vote as both Porsche’s and Rachel’s alliances remained loyal to them until the end. But don’t feel too badly for Porsche as she also left the game $50,o00 richer.

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America’s Favorite Houseguest was also revealed and CBS might as well rename this the Jeff Schroeder award as the returning vet took home the $25,000 prize for the second time.

As for Rachel, she is planning to use her winnings to plan her wedding and her future together with her fiance Brendon Villegas.

CBS also announced earlier this week that the show will return for a 14th season. Fingers crossed that it’s the highly anticipated return of the all-star season!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE FINALE? YOU HAPPY RACHEL WON?

Last week, Big Brother 13′s Brendon Villegas found himself evicted from the game for the second time this season.

Brendon, who was voted back into the house by America, was ultimately backdoored by Danielle who was also responsible for his first ousting. In a new interview with Digital Spy, Brendon discusses what it felt like to return to the BB house, the players he thinks are floaters, and whether or not he feels Danielle is playing a smart game. Excerpts are below -

Having just come back in the house last week, how much tougher was it to leave this week in comparison to the first time around?
“Sadly, it was probably easier to leave the second time because I felt more comfortable leaving Rachel in the house. It was just more frustrating because I didn’t have a chance to compete for the Power of Veto.”

Where do you think things went wrong with the veteran alliance?
“Daniele turned on us way too soon and wanted the glory all for herself.”

During your final speech you spoke a lot about the floaters left in the game. Who in particular do you feel isn’t pulling his or her weight?
“Porsche, Shelly and Jordan are definitely at the top of the list followed [closely] by Kalia and Adam.”

Do you believe that Rachel really has a chance to win even though she’s up against a whole house of people who want her out?
“I think that Rachel making it to the final two is more improbable than not, but I have no doubt that she will spend every remaining moment in the house fighting as hard as she can.”

You attempted to make a deal with Daniele, which she seemed to accept. Did you have faith in that arrangement or did you always assume she might back out of it?
“I always thought in the back of my head that if Daniele had the chance to get rid of me she would. I knew that she was always afraid that if I was up on the block that I would be able to win the Power of Veto and be able to pull myself off.”

Besides Rachel, who do you think is playing a smart game in the house?
“I think Daniele is playing a smart game by keeping herself in the middle as much as she can, but she is naive to think that she is not the biggest target in the house as soon as I left.”

In other Big Brother news, Will Kirby, one of the best players to play the game?, is now engaged to his long-term girlfriend!

Will, winner of Big Brother season 2, confirmed his engagement to girlfriend of six years and mother of his 15-month-old son, Erin Brodie (For Love or Money winner). “I’m so fortunate to be in a relationship with Erin,” Will told PEOPLE. “I’m thrilled to now open the next chapter of our lives together.”

Moving on to tonight’s episode of Big Brother in which either Danielle or Kalia will be sent packing. It’s not looking too good for Danielle, who was backdoored by Jeff this week. The live eviction episode airs tonight at 9/8c. And oh yeah, tonight is also a double live eviction! The HGs are not aware of this as they suspect this will happen next week.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON BRENDON’S INTERVIEW & TONIGHT’S EPISODE? DO YOU WANT DANIELLE TO STAY OR GO?

Brendon Villegas’s eviction from the Big Brother 13 house last week came as no surprise as he was arguably the toughest competitor in the game.

In a new interview with Digital Spy, the 30-year-old swimming coach talks about his fiance Rachel Reillyof course, he also touches on his alliances in the game, what he would have done differently, and his unfinished business in the Big Brother house. Excerpts from Brendon’s interview below -

Had you been the one to stay over Jordan, would you really have tried to mend your relationship with Daniele and possibly work with her again or was that suggestion just for show?
“No, I would have sent Daniele home 100 percent. I would never have trusted her in the game. Especially with the opportunity she was presented in not having to do anything while our alliance fought to stay in the game.”

The veterans really seemed to take control of the house in the first few weeks before it all crumbled. Where do you think the veteran alliance went wrong?
“The veteran alliance went wrong with Daniele. She is so burdened by living in the shadow of Evel Dick that she couldn’t be satisfied with just playing with other people. She had to make her mark by being the manipulator and having the game center around her.”

What would you have done differently, if anything, if you had to play again?
“I would consider not having told Jeff and Jordan about the plan Daniele was hatching and kind of let it ride out because it more than likely would have gotten Rachel and I to the jury house.”

Besides Rachel, who did you really see yourself going to the end with? Would you have continued to honor your alliance with Jeff and Jordan?
“Besides Rachel, there was no one person that I really trusted 100 percent in the game. Even with Jeff and Jordan, I knew that Jeff really wanted to make it to the end and that he would turn his back on us in the end if he needed to.”

Do you feel as though you’re done with the show now, or do you still have some unfinished business?
“I am not done with it at this point because Rachel is still in the game. But after this season, I am looking forward to putting Big Brother behind us and continuing on with our lives.”

Meanwhile, a live eviction episode of Big Brother airs tonight on CBS at 9/8c. Tonight’s episode will be different as one of the evicted HGs will return to the game!

On the block for eviction are Rachel and Lawon (who volunteered to go up on the block and even asked to be voted out!). Lawon definitely put himself in the running for the dumbest choice made by a Big Brother HG ever. Lawon apparently believes if he is evicted and gets to return to the game, he will receive some special BB powers. Wowzers!

Rachel or Lawon will go head to head tonight with one of the previously eliminated HGs (Keith, Cassie, Dominic, or Brendon). As we reported last week, polls showed Cassie was garnering most of the fan votes, with Dominic coming in a close second. Our poll is below so let us know who you would like to see return to the Big Brother house!

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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON BRENDON’S INTERVIEW? WAS LAWON’S CHOICE STUPID OR VERY STUPID? WHO DO YOU WANT TO SEE RETURN TO THE GAME?

CBS Big Brother 13 Cast
We’re only two weeks into the current season of Big Brother 13 and already, it has become a lackluster season.

Similar to the big failure of the “Saboteur” twist last season during which the Saboteur was the first Houseguest evicted, the twist this season of the returning “dynamic duos” is turning out to be one big ball of fail.

As I’ve stated on numerous occasions, Big Brother might just be my favorite reality show of all time, yes, I like it even more than the Housewives, okay maybe just slightly more. The show is simply genius and manages to captivate fans year after year with crazy twists and even crazier characters. So when it was revealed this season that some of the popular past HGs would be returning, I and others were filled with glee! However the show premiered and just two weeks in, it’s become predictable, lackluster and I find myself wishing the returning HGs had never returned. My reasons are below -

The Dick Factor - While I’m no fan of Evel Dick, he was arguably the most entertaining, combative, and explosive player on the cast this season. Matter of fact in the history of Big Brother. His return was met with cheers from both fans and non-fans of his. Love him or hate him, you knew he was going to make this season one to watch. However, Evel Dick’s run in the BB13 house was short lived. As in he had already left the house by the time the show premiered on Thursday, July 7. Even worse, ED was not replaced and instead his daughter, the slightly annoying Danielle, was given a golden key guaranteeing her safety for 4 weeks. Even much worse, no explanation was given for Dick’s departure. Seriously, the viewers deserved an explanation. It’s the least Big Brother could do after his abrupt exit.

The Returning HGs - Once again, this twist sounded great in theory but my feelings started to change once the returning HGs (Jeff and Jordan, Brendon and Rachel, Evel Dick and Danielle) actually re-entered the house. Something about the return just felt a bit like deja vu, sort of like a been there done that feeling probably because they had been there and done that. As expected, Jeff and Jordan were still as adorable as ever while Brendon and Rachel were still as annoying as ever. Evel Dick and Danielle were no longer on speaking terms which was not surprising and felt very 2007. With the returning HGs, we are missing out on the magic that came out of their first appearances. Seeing Jeff and Jordan connecting on the show, possibly falling in love was a one time deal as well as seeing Brenchel connecting on the most ridiculous things. Plus having to see Evel Dick and Danielle try to mend their relationship… again with ED carrying Dani all the way to the end… again would have been pretty boring and uneventful. And isn’t it interesting that even in ED’s absence, he’s still carrying Danielle further in the game?

The New Houseguests – This brings me to the new HGs who I now find myself rooting for at all costs. Why? Well because they are now the underdogs in the game. In addition to the fact that it’s really unfair to pit the newbies against some of the best players to play the game. After all, Jordan and ED are past winners while the other returning HGs made it pretty far in their respective seasons. While the poor newbies pretended to be excited upon hearing Julie Chen’s announcement of the twist, you could clearly see in their eyes that they were none too pleased to be sharing their season and chances at half a million dollars with others who already had their chance. And just as expected, the returning HGs banded together to form a tight alliance and have been mercilessly kicking the butts of the newbies. Let’s face it, did they ever really stand a chance? And despite the newbies being stupid, not being able to stick together, and being amateurs at the game (well this is their first time playing), it’s gotten to the point where I find myself hopelessly rooting for them, and hoping they pick off the returning HGs, even Jeff and Jordan – both of whom I happen to love, one by one.

The All Star Season? – With the return of the 6 HGs this season, what does this mean for a future BB all star season? The first and last all star season was season 7 which would lead any rational fan to believe season 14 (next year) would make the second all star season. By bringing back the HGs this year, does this mean they won’t appear on next year’s all star? Better yet, what does this twist mean for next year’s all star? Is that even in the works? As a devoted BB fan, I can only hope! As the first all star season was one of the best BB seasons yet. Can you imagine an all star season with Jeff, Jordan, Brendon, Rachel, Evel Dick, Danielle, and other great players? Now that would have been something to watch! But by bringing these players back this year, Big Brother might have inadvertently ruined what could have been a phenomenal all star season 14.

And judging from the feedback of Big Brother fans online, it seems majority of them feel the same way I do. Following Jordan’s win for HOH last Thursday, many fans started to complain about the predictability of this season.

The Reality Blurred blog summed it up best – “Dominic seems like he has some game in him, so I was disappointed when he lost HOH and Jordan won. Her win makes me significantly less interested in the next week of competition because the returnees remain in control. The show and game work best when power flips, but this win plus this season’s structure means there’s little chance of that.”

Some of the comments from BB fans on twitter are below -

“[The newbies] are more like superfans than players,” tweeted TammyRene_.

“The show is predictable b/c we’ve seen the vets play before, we knw all their moves..so it’s like wtf step ur game up newbies,” tweeted IamJerves.

Gonna be a boring week!!! I cannot take any more of Bookie,” tweeted auroralmama.

The veterans seem so bored and not very appreciative that they are there.” tweeted RHO_TWEETS.

I couldn’t agree more. Big Brother had better hope the newbies start winning some competitions if they plan on keeping me interested this season. Because quite frankly, a Big Brother 13 season in which the alums pick off the newbies one by one and end up making it to the final 5 will be awful to watch. They had their chances. The newbies deserve a fair chance as well.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS SEASON OF BIG BROTHER? ARE YOU HAPPY OR DISSAPOINTED WITH THE TWIST SO FAR? ARE YOU ROOTING FOR THE NEWBIES OR RETURNING HGS?

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While CBS officially revealed the 8 new houseguests entering the Big Brother 13 house this season, they kept the identities of the returning all star “dynamic duos” a secret.

Well it is a secret no more as a Big Brother insider has revealed the six returning all stars. The good news? Natalie and Jessie will not be returning.

The better news? Jeff and Jordan will be returning according to twitter user Crystal Eisermann. Joining Jeff & Jordan will be Brendon and Rachel, and also father/daughter duo Dani and Evil Dick. “Since it has leaked, I guess I can confirm that Jeff and Jordan, Dick and Dani and Brenchel are the Duos!” was the tweet made by Crystal on Monday.

Crystal, who has interviewed a number of the BB houseguests in the past, is rumored to work for Real Player which offers the live feeds of the show. Hours after revealing the HGs, Crystal tweeted, “To everyone asking how I know who the duo’s are, let’s just say I have friends in high places?!? And yes I’m sure.”

Of course CBS will not confirm this leak so we will have to wait until Thursday to see the returning duos. While the live feeds won’t begin airing until Thursday night, all of the houseguests have entered the Big Brother house since late last week.

As for the updates on the returning HGs, Jeff and Jordan are STILL dating, going on almost 2 years now. Below is a recent photo of them from May. And as you know, Brendon and Rachel are still together and are now engaged. There are also reports that Dani and Dick are not on speaking terms so it will be interesting to see how it all plays out if they are indeed houseguests this season. While Evil Dick seems to be a fan favorite, I’m personally not excited about his return as I did not like the way he treated the women from his season. Perhaps he has now turned a new leaf.


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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE REPORTED RETURNING HOUSEGUESTS? ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THEM?

Yes, they are still together, and yes, they are now engaged.

Following webcamgate, CBS Big Brother season 12 alums Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly are now engaged as Brendon proposed to Rachel on Valentines day.

“I’m engaged 2 my best friend!!!!!!!!!” tweeted Rachel, who then proceeded to tweet a photo of the engagement ring below.

In fact, the two are now entered in to win a Crate & Barrel Ultimate Wedding contest. Below is their “love story” posted on their entry page -

“Ours is a modern fairytale, having met on a TVshow & being locked away with each other. It was a fate fostered by TV & our love for science. We fought together against all odds, my knight saved me, &we continued our new public image, through trials we triumphed. We began on the set of a famous reality show but continue in the intimacy of our own home! Our proposal was one for the books, hot air balloon ride, and a proposal on the beach under the star he bought for me,his little star.”

Allrighty. A photo of Rachel’s engagement ring is below.

TELL US – DO YOU THINK THESE TWO CRAZY KIDS STAND A CHANCE?

Just days after agreeing to a chum bath, being handcuffed to a houseguest for 24 hours, and shaving his head, Brendon Villegas still found himself eliminated from the Big Brother house following a double eviction.

In a new interview with PEOPLE magazine, the 30 year-old high school swim coach from Riverside, CA, talks his ridiculous showmance with Rachel, what he hopes for their future, and who he thinks is playing the best game in the Big Brother house.

Excerpts from Brendon’s interview below -

Why, of all the houseguests, did you choose Britney to be handcuffed to? Game play or torture?
All game play — I thought I could potentially influence her as to who she puts up as replacement nominee. It was also a bit of torture.

Were you a little excited to be evicted, now that you can spend time alone with Rachel in the Jury House?
Sadly yes, I missed Rachel and I love her very much. Even though I was leaving the house, I was still extremely excited to be getting ready to see her. But I would still love to be playing the game.

Do you think you’ll be able to tell your kids that you met their mother in the BB house? Would you show them the video? Why, or why not?
I will definitely show them the video — just maybe in their teen years. And whenever our daughter is getting mouthy, I can show her the tape and tell her she gets it from her mom.

Who do you think is playing the best game so far? Where you surprise by the way that Britney and Ragan stood up to you?
Lane is playing the best game so far. I don’t agree with his style, but he’s managed to stay in for while under the radar. Britney and Ragan — I was a little surprised, but when they did that it made for a bigger explosion and made everyone realize that maybe it’s not a good idea to keep me in the house.

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